Picture perfect by Buckhaven’s artistic team

From left, Heather Millar, teacher Gillian McLaren, principal teacher Clare Paterson and Bethany Farmer. Not pictured are Aidan Landels and Alix Davidson (picture by George McLuskie)
From left, Heather Millar, teacher Gillian McLaren, principal teacher Clare Paterson and Bethany Farmer. Not pictured are Aidan Landels and Alix Davidson (picture by George McLuskie)
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A talented bunch of pupils from Buckhaven High School have drawn attention to their artistic skills in a memorable way.

The teenagers could be displaying their work on one of the world’s best-known stages – while they also met up last week with one of the leading figures in the world of Scottish art .

Bethany Farmer

Bethany Farmer

In addition, the four S6 Advanced Higher Art and Design pupils are working with other top art experts closer to home in Fife.

The exceptional skill displayed by Bethany Farmer, Heather Millar, Aidan Landels and Alix Davidson caught the eye of Mark Cashley, owner and manager of the prestigious Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay.

According to teacher Gillian McLaren, he was “extremely impressed” with the pupils’ portfolios of work when he visited Buckhaven High in December.

“He is now working on an exciting project with the four young people, which involves exhibiting their work at The Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh, thi s August,” she added.

Richard DeMarco is extremely impressed with the quality of the pupils’ work and hopes to make a visit to Buckhaven to see their full portfolios soon

Gillian McLaren

The pupils and Miss McLaren also had the opportunity last Wednesday to visit Richard DeMarco, visual artist and founder of the Fringe Festival, in Summerhall.

They had a thoroughly enjoyable day as Mr DeMarco conversed with them about the art world and showed examples of work from the extensive archives.

“Richard DeMarco is extremely impressed with the quality of the pupils’ work and hopes to make a visit to Buckhaven to see their full portfolios soon,” added Miss McLaren.

Both she and Clare Paterson, principal teacher in Buckhaven High’s Art and Design department, said they were “extremely happy with this recognition of the pupils’ incredible achievements.”

Heather Millar

Heather Millar